Occupation: Evil Extraterrestrials
Honker Muddlefoot (greatest enemy)
Darkwing Duck (enemy)
Girdist Revolutionaries (enemies)
The Brainteasers are criminals from the planet Fez. These aliens resemble hats, and survive by attaching themselves to living hosts. They hypnotize their victims, then latch on to their heads, wrapping their tendrils tightly around the host’s brain. They are able to control the host’s movements and review their memories. They eat metal, which is devoured using the host’s body.
The only way to separate the Brainteaser from its host is to cause the body to sneeze. Honker discovers that pepper is the best weapon against the aliens.
Because Honker is the one who defeats the Brainteasers, he becomes Flarg’s greatest enemy. He is hailed as a hero on the planet Fez, where he stars in a television show and comic books about his heroic exploits defeating Flarg.
Flarg The Terrible
Voiced by Rob Paulsen
In “Battle of the Brainteasers” the vicious leader Flarg the Terrible “Grand High Potentate of a Thousand Planets in the Delphnic Nebula” accidentally crash lands on Earth with his two royal guardsmen after his ship is shot down by Girdist Revolutionaries (his planet’s freedom fighters). He attaches himself to Honker Muddlefoot, and then later Gosalyn. Upon discovering the heavy weaponry stored on Earth, he decides to conquer the planet.
His plans are thwarted by Honker. He returns for revenge in “Revenge of the Return of the Brainteasers” and takes Binkie Muddlefoot as a host in an attempt to frame Honker and ruin his reputation.
Voiced by Jim Cummings
One of Flarg’s royal guardsmen and second-in-command. He is loyal toward Flarg and clearly fears him, but will occasionally make snippy remarks. He takes Darkwing as a host in “Battle of the Brainteasers” and later Honker in “Revenge of the Return of the Brainteasers”.
Voiced by Richard Karron
Nikto thinks more with his stomach than his host’s brain, and has a more child-like personality. It should come as no surprise that he takes up residence on Launchpad’s head.
Voiced by Susan Tolsky
Talaya only appears in the second episode, “Revenge of the Return of the Brainteasers”. She is a love interest of Flarg that breaks him out of prison. She has high hopes of becoming his Queen so that she can share his power in ruling over the galaxy. She takes Darkwing as her host.
- Battle of the Brainteasers
- Revenge of the Return of the Brainteasers